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intussusception

[‚in·tə·sə′sep·shən]
(medicine)
Passing of a portion of a structure into another part of the same structure, such as the invagination of a part of the intestine.

Intussusception

 

the expansion of the cell wall in plants as a result of the introduction of new molecules of cellulose and protopectin into the already formed wall. Intussusception was previously contrasted to apposition, that is, the growth of the wall through the deposit of new layers from inside (from the protoplasm). Actually, both apposition and intussusception are observed during the growth and thickening of the cell wall.

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This is the first case, to our knowledge, of intussusception as a complication of Y enterocolitica enterocolitis.
At laparoscopy, there was a retrograde intussusception of the proximal common limb into the jejuno-jejunostomy.
This article will discuss the current imaging concepts with respect to 3 common pediatric abdominal emergencies: pyloric stenosis, intussusception, and appendicitis.
Intussusception is the telescoping of a proximal segment of bowel wall into the lumen of an adjacent, usually distal segment.
Though reports of small bowel metastatic malignant melanoma are uncommon, their presentations as intussusception are rare.
We were able to document intussusceptions on both studies of the same patient.
Our initial diagnosis was recurrent incomplete small bowel obstruction from intussusception with a differential diagnosis of abdominal lymphoma.
A recent retrospective review by Honjo et al showed that ultrasonography had an accuracy of about 50% in the preoperative diagnosis of adult intussusceptions (11).
An intestinal obstruction was suspected based on radiographic findings, and an ileo-ceco-rectal intussusception was confirmed by coelioscopy.
Intussusceptions can be corrected with air enema, although some cases require surgical treatment.
Before removing the intestines from the mesentery in situ, note the presence or absence of intussusceptions, diverticulae, atresias, or incomplete mesenteric fixation, which renders the cecum excessively mobile, with displacement of the vermiform appendix to the right upper quadrant.
4) Where gastric carcinoma was the indication for the initial operation, (3) tumour recurrence was noted to outweigh other usual causes such as adhesions, anastomotic ulcers, stenoses, internal hernias in surgically created foraminae (including in the mesentery), twisting foci, or intussusceptions.